Sunday, February 08, 2009

Toomey isn't going to take on Arlen Specter

Yesterday at the Fayette County (GA) Republican Convention a friend and I were discussing Pennsylvania Republican Arlen Specter's defection from the Republican Party and conservative values. It seems he's going to have a tough election next year and he'll be depending on true conservative Republican's to come out and support him. Well, if he votes for the stimulus, I think he can kiss what's left of that support goodbye.

If a good solid conservative Republican runs against him, I'm going to send a donation and do whatever I can to help him or her unseat Specter.

My friend, Jane, mentioned that Pat Toomey had run against Specter in the last election and probably would have won if not for the Party's support of their friend.

I think with Michael Steele at the helm of the RNC we'll see less "good old boy's club" politics and more support for those who walk the walk.

I took a look this morning to see if Toomey might be willing to try again. Seems he's going to run for Governor and won't be trying to unseat Specter. I'm going to keep my eye on Specter's race.

The Republican Party is making strides to get back on track. I think it took this recent election to really shake things up and make some realize they'd strayed from the principles that the Party is built upon. I also think that the grassroots needs to be more involved in all critical elections, not just those in our neck of the woods.

Toomey not taking on Specter

Allentown Morning Call's Josh Drobnyk has the scoop that Club for Growth president Pat Toomey is exploring a run for governor of Pennsylvania, and has decided against taking on Sen. Arlen Specter in a GOP primary:

Former Lehigh Valley Congressman Pat Toomey has begun formally exploring a run for governor, setting up a meeting with area GOP donors as he assesses his potential candidacy in 2010.

Toomey, president of the anti-tax group The Club for Growth, is scheduled to sit down with several influential and deep-pocketed Lehigh Valley Republicans in early February to “discuss his thinking of a possible gubernatorial run,” according to an e-mail invitation sent out Friday on behalf of Arcadia Properties founder Richard Thulin.

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